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Date: 29 Jan 2007 23:45:14
From: robert -wanda fox
Subject: whats best for getting oil out??
okay so everybodys got thier favorite solution for keeping oil off the
ball.(windex,409.rubbbing alcohlol,etc,etc,)i personally have been using a
mix of rubbing alcohol and a product from storm that supposed to make the
ball clean and tacky(it comes in a little spray bottle shaped like a bowling
pin)these are good,but as far as the ingrediants(parden my spelling)in these
or some other products,and giving the make up of lane oil,just what is the
best thing to use that will really cut the oil on the ball,condition it for
the next shot to grip?of course it will have to be legal > thanks






 
Date: 06 Feb 2007 11:23:23
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: whats best for getting oil out??
> Are u using a microwave?

No - regular oven set to lowest "Bake" Setting...

Again, I primarily use the PRO SHOP to do it. However, when I can't
get the ball(s) to them early enough to ensure I'll get it(them) back
before I need it(them) for league or tournament, I'll do it myself.
Again, under a VERY WATCHFUL EYE! :)



 
Date: 30 Jan 2007 00:01:03
From: PromptJock
Subject: Re: whats best for getting oil out??
> okay so everybodys got thier favorite solution for keeping oil off the
> ball.(windex,409.rubbbing alcohlol,etc,etc,)i personally have been using a
> mix of rubbing alcohol and a product from storm that supposed to make the
> ball clean and tacky(it comes in a little spray bottle shaped like a bowling
> pin)these are good,but as far as the ingrediants(parden my spelling)in these
> or some other products,and giving the make up of lane oil,just what is the
> best thing to use that will really cut the oil on the ball,condition it for
> the next shot to grip?of course it will have to be legal> thanks

Well, you can't "suck oil out" of a ball between shots. :)

You CAN, however, use APPROVED cleaners during league/tournament play
(http://www.bowl.com/specs/ballCleaner.aspx) to remove the "surface
stuff" - just make sure the ball's surface is "bone dry" before you
make the next shot.

For me, unless the lane is "flooded", a clean and dry cloth towel
(cotton/terry dishrag, "microfiber" cloth, etc.) is more than adequate
for getting the "immediate shot" oil off the surface before it soaks-
in (except the White Dot, of course! ;) ). Sometimes I have to take
two because of the "flooded" condition mentioned above.

As for "after session" care (done at home): I hit the surface with
"409" and, if necessary, LIGHTLY apply the Scotch Brite side of a
"scrubby sponge" to ensure I get all (if not most) of the "session
grunge" off the ball's coverstock. This also serves to restore the
"rough buff" finish on my "rough buff" ball.

Finally, for oil extraction: I'll take the ball into my local Pro Shop
and let them do the "sweatshop" work. After all, if THEY damage the
ball, they have to replace it! I have used my oven, set at its'
LOWEST SETTING, under a very watchful eye, to remove the oil (and very
well, too). It takes a couple of hours to do it ("bake" for 10-15
min, clean off the oil, rebake, etc. - many cycles to ensure the
"sweating" abates), then I let the ball sit overnight to cool. A
final clean with the cleaner and the ball is ready for more action. :)

Hope this helps a little. :)



  
Date: 05 Feb 2007 16:38:05
From: Dr. Wayne Simon
Subject: Re: whats best for getting oil out??


> make the next shot.
>
> For me, unless the lane is "flooded", a clean and dry cloth towel
> (cotton/terry dishrag, "microfiber" cloth, etc.) is more than adequate
> for getting the "immediate shot" oil off the surface before it soaks-
> in (except the White Dot, of course! ;) ). Sometimes I have to take
> two because of the "flooded" condition mentioned above.
>
> As for "after session" care (done at home): I hit the surface with
> "409" and, if necessary, LIGHTLY apply the Scotch Brite side of a
> "scrubby sponge" to ensure I get all (if not most) of the "session
> grunge" off the ball's coverstock. This also serves to restore the
> "rough buff" finish on my "rough buff" ball.
>
> Finally, for oil extraction: I'll take the ball into my local Pro Shop
> and let them do the "sweatshop" work. After all, if THEY damage the
> ball, they have to replace it! I have used my oven, set at its'
> LOWEST SETTING, under a very watchful eye, to remove the oil (and very
> well, too). It takes a couple of hours to do it ("bake" for 10-15
> min, clean off the oil, rebake, etc. - many cycles to ensure the
> "sweating" abates), then I let the ball sit overnight to cool. A
> final clean with the cleaner and the ball is ready for more action. :)
>
> Hope this helps a little. :)

Are u using a microwave?
>




   
Date: 06 Feb 2007 15:35:28
From: robert -wanda fox
Subject: Re: whats best for getting oil out??
the advice taken in is very valuable and thank you,but i pretty much soak
the ball in very hot dish detergent every few months and it tends to take
care of the job pretty much,but getting back to the second part of my
original question?--on the lanes in a league when the ball is getting
(too)much oil on it in the track on shots and i need the ball to be more
tacky(gripping)on my next shot to have at least some turn and backend,just
what is the best thing to use to keep the ball somewhat in play??the
substance of the cloth apperently is a factor!,but as i stated i have been
using a combination of rubbing alcohol and a storm product(in the small
bowling pin bottles,it's a green color)to keep the ball a little tacky at
least,is there any other ideas or better formula's that accomplish this
too(of course legal ideas)?? thanks
"Dr. Wayne Simon" <ariess@bellsouth.net > wrote in message
news:ry%xh.48796$qt.18505@bignews5.bellsouth.net...
>
>
> > make the next shot.
> >
> > For me, unless the lane is "flooded", a clean and dry cloth towel
> > (cotton/terry dishrag, "microfiber" cloth, etc.) is more than adequate
> > for getting the "immediate shot" oil off the surface before it soaks-
> > in (except the White Dot, of course! ;) ). Sometimes I have to take
> > two because of the "flooded" condition mentioned above.
> >
> > As for "after session" care (done at home): I hit the surface with
> > "409" and, if necessary, LIGHTLY apply the Scotch Brite side of a
> > "scrubby sponge" to ensure I get all (if not most) of the "session
> > grunge" off the ball's coverstock. This also serves to restore the
> > "rough buff" finish on my "rough buff" ball.
> >
> > Finally, for oil extraction: I'll take the ball into my local Pro Shop
> > and let them do the "sweatshop" work. After all, if THEY damage the
> > ball, they have to replace it! I have used my oven, set at its'
> > LOWEST SETTING, under a very watchful eye, to remove the oil (and very
> > well, too). It takes a couple of hours to do it ("bake" for 10-15
> > min, clean off the oil, rebake, etc. - many cycles to ensure the
> > "sweating" abates), then I let the ball sit overnight to cool. A
> > final clean with the cleaner and the ball is ready for more action. :)
> >
> > Hope this helps a little. :)
>
> Are u using a microwave?
> >
>
>




    
Date: 06 Feb 2007 17:05:47
From: litefrozen
Subject: Re: whats best for getting oil out??
In article <4f1yh.4292$FM3.736@trndny06 >, robert -wanda fox <res0ta8b@verizon.net> wrote:

> the advice taken in is very valuable and thank you,but i pretty much soak
> the ball in very hot dish detergent every few months and it tends to take
> care of the job pretty much,but getting back to the second part of my
> original question?--on the lanes in a league when the ball is getting
> (too)much oil on it in the track on shots and i need the ball to be more
> tacky(gripping)on my next shot to have at least some turn and backend,just
> what is the best thing to use to keep the ball somewhat in play??the
> substance of the cloth apperently is a factor!,but as i stated i have been
> using a combination of rubbing alcohol and a storm product(in the small
> bowling pin bottles,it's a green color)to keep the ball a little tacky at
> least,is there any other ideas or better formula's that accomplish this
> too(of course legal ideas)?? thanks

I've tried almost every product to clean a ball over the years.
And I found if you want the ball at the most tacky use Neo-Tac's "Hook-It".
Its a spray and it takes off everything and its approved for use during competition.
They changed it a little bit from what it use to be. Originally it was pink colored and smelled BAD but it worked real good.
Now its kinda yellow and smells better and still works good. Try not to get it on your grips.

One other is Tracks Clean-N-Dull it will get oil out of the coverstock and make it tacky again.
But its better for use after bowling. Its a gel and takes longer to use. Its good for deep cleaning the ball to get the oil out.

Storms Reacta-clean that your using is good but not as good as Hook-it. Also cutting Reacta-clean with alcohol wont make it work better.
It already has alcohol in it and it just makes it evaporate faster, but a bottle will last longer.( I've tried this also )

I saw towels mentioned Dont use a fabric softner/dryersheet when washing your towels they will absorb better without it.

Ball cleaning article
http://bowlingtracker.no-ip.org:2222/forums/showthread.php?t=112


 
Date: 30 Jan 2007 03:53:32
From: litefrozen
Subject: Re: whats best for getting oil out??
In article <eGvvh.4534$635.3530@trndny05 >, robert -wanda fox <res0ta8b@verizon.net> wrote:

> okay so everybodys got thier favorite solution for keeping oil off the
> ball.(windex,409.rubbbing alcohlol,etc,etc,)i personally have been using a
> mix of rubbing alcohol and a product from storm that supposed to make the
> ball clean and tacky(it comes in a little spray bottle shaped like a bowling
> pin)these are good,but as far as the ingrediants(parden my spelling)in these
> or some other products,and giving the make up of lane oil,just what is the
> best thing to use that will really cut the oil on the ball,condition it for
> the next shot to grip?of course it will have to be legal> thanks
>
>
Two of the best for drawing oil out of a ball and cleaning are Neo-tac HOOK-IT and Tracks Clean-n-dull.
Hook-it is good for at the lanes and clean n dull is good for that at home deep cleaning.

Another popular method is the Hot water and Dawn soak.
Ball cleaning article
http://bowlingtracker.no-ip.org:2222/forums/showthread.php?t=112